The Library of Birmingham is a flagship project for the city’s redevelopment and is not just the largest library in the UK, but also the largest public cultural space in Europe.

Francine Houben, Mecanoo’s Founding Partner, describes her design for the Library of Birmingham as the ‘People’s Palace’ and that she was ‘inspired by the energy of this great city’.

The specification for the building uses INTRAflex XT Heavy Duty Entrance Matting in the main entrance areas to both the Library and the REP Theatre. This aluminium recessed matting system is perfect for such a high-traffic location. The system is compatible with the full range of fibre, rubber and brush inserts to suit any entrance. Here, the architect specified a combination of rubber and fibre inserts to provide optimum durability and performance, ensuring the interiors are kept clean and safe for the public.

Combining stunning aesthetics with effective soil and moisture removal,  INTRAflex Radial was installed both externally and internally around the central amphitheatre, to follow the curve of the facade.

The INTRAflex Radial entrance matting system is made from the same high strength aluminium profiles as our standard INTRAflex system and is compatible with the full range of rubber and fibre inserts.

INTRAflex XT entrance matting was also installed to the access areas onto the rooftop garden and viewing platforms.

INTRAflex XT & INTRAflex Radial
Combination inserts, external & internal use